South China Sea

  • China tells US to stay out of South China Seas dispute July 15, 2014

    Beijing: China told the United States on Tuesday to stay out of disputes over the South China Sea and leave countries in the region to resolve problems themselves, after Washington said it wanted a freeze on stoking tension. Michael Fuchs, US deputy assistant secretary of state for Strategy and Multilateral Affairs,...
  • China tensions top ASEAN summit talks in Myanmar May 11, 2014

    Naypyidaw: Vietnam and the Philippines pushed for stronger action to confront China's aggressive behaviour in the South China Sea at a Southeast Asian summit on Sunday that was hosted for the first time by Myanmar, a former pariah state now eager to show off its fragile democratic reforms. A showdown between...
  • Austin Tech firm had 20 employees on missing Malaysian plane March 10, 2014

    An Austin, Texas, technology company says 20 of its employees were aboard the Malaysia Airlines plane that went missing over the South China Sea. Jacey Zuniga, a spokeswoman for Freescale Semiconductor, says 12 Malaysian and 8 Chinese employees are "confirmed passengers." She says no American citizen Freescale employees were on the...
  • China confirms near miss with US ship in South China Sea December 18, 2013

    China on Wednesday confirmed an incident between a Chinese naval vessel and a US warship in the South China Sea, after Washington said a US guided missile cruiser had avoided a collision with a Chinese warship manoeuvering nearby. Experts have said the nearmiss between the USS Cowpens and a Chinese warship...
  • Vietnam appreciates India's role in South China Sea November 18, 2013

    Vietnam, on Monday, appreciated India's "constructive role" in the disputed South China Sea region notwithstanding China's objections to Indian involvement in that area. General Secretary of Communist Party of Vietnam Nguyen Phu Trong, who will arrive in New Delhi on a fourday trip on Tuesday, also stressed the need for a...
  • Japnese PM Abe says won't tolerate use of force to change regional status quo October 27, 2013

    Prime Minister Shinzo Abe told Japanese troops on Sunday that Japan would not tolerate the use of force to change the region's status quo, comments likely to rile Beijing which is locked in a long and bitter territorial dispute with Tokyo. "Use of force for changing the status quo" is an...
  • Philippines spots new typhoon after 19th howler October 13, 2013

    A typhoon blew out of the northern Philippines, on Sunday, after leaving 13 people dead, but officials remained on alert after another howler was spotted in the Pacific. Typhoon Nari also flooded farmlands and destroyed thousands of houses in provinces north of Manila before blowing away into the South China Sea. Chinese...
  • China consolidates sea claims as Asian diplomacy struggles April 23, 2013

    Masinloc: For decades, fishermen along the northwestern Philippine coast treated the teeming fishing grounds of the Scarborough Shoal as their backyard, less than a day's boat ride away. Now, they see it as a foreign country. "I lost my livelihood when we lost the Scarborough Shoal to the Chinese," said Mario Forones,...
  • China to set up tsunami warning system in South China Sea December 27, 2012

    Beijing: Amid a row over South China Sea with its maritime neighbours, China today said it is leading a plan to set up a tsunami and other natural disaster warning systems in the area. "Tsunamis don't occur frequently, but they always result in significant damage. In the South China Sea,...
  • Southeast Asia looks to India amid tensions with China December 19, 2012

    New Delhi: The dozens of vehicles that roared into northeast India this week on a rally from Indonesia symbolize deeper ties between the South Asian giant and Southeast Asia, but the dreadful roads along several parts of the 8,000 km journey also show how much remains to be done. The caravan...
  • Japan sends fighters up after China plane flies over disputed islands December 13, 2012

    Chinese planes have allegedly entered disputed airspace over disputed islands in the East China Sea. Reports suggest that Japan scrambled eight F15 jets in retaliation. It is unclear what aircraft China used. China's Foreign Ministry has said Japan should stop entering the disputed territory. China and Japan both claim ownership over...
  • 'India will protect its interests in South China Sea' December 3, 2012

    New Delhi: Viewing the rapid modernisation of Chinese Navy as a "major concern", Navy Chief Admiral DK Joshi on Monday made it clear that India would protect its interests in the disputed South China Sea, even if it means sending forces there. "Yes you are right. The modernisation (of Chinese Navy)...
  • Take action against India, Vietnam: Chinese paper August 2, 2012

    New Delhi: India and Vietnam should be given a strong response if they remain defiant about exploring oil and gas in China's waters, a Chinese newspaper said on Thursday. The report by the hardline Global Times comes after the ONGC's recent announcement that it had accepted Vietnam's proposal to continue explorations...
  • India, Indonesia discuss South China Sea July 27, 2012

    New Delhi: India and Indonesia on Friday inked a treaty on avoidance of double taxation and the prevention of fiscal evasion with respect to taxes on income and discussed strategic bilateral and regional issues, including South China Sea in the backdrop of increasing Chinese influence in the region. External Affairs Minister...
  • US, China square off over South China Sea July 12, 2012

    Phnom Penh: The Obama administration pressed Beijing on Thursday to accept a code of conduct for resolving territorial disputes in the resourcerich South China Sea, a difficult US mediation effort that has faced resistance from the communist government. It has endeared US, however, to oncehostile countries in Southeast Asia. US Secretary...
  • India for resolution of South China sea dispute July 6, 2012

    Hanoi: Amid increasing sparring between China and its neighbours over disputed oil blocks in the South China Sea, India on Friday said the region was key to its energy security and the conflict must be resolved peacefully as per international laws. India's Ambassador to Vietnam Ranjit Rae also noted that half...
  • India for peaceful resolution of South China Sea July 6, 2012

    Hanoi: Amid increasing sparring between China and its neighbours over disputed oil blocks in the South China Sea, India on Friday said the region was key to its energy security and the conflict must be resolved peacefully as per international laws. Expressing concern over the escalating tension in the area, India's...
  • Don't make waves in South China Sea, China warns US June 3, 2012

    Beijing: It was no time to "make waves" in the disputed South China Sea and dance behind a "Pied Piper", China's official news agency warned on Sunday, after the US said it would shift the bulk of its naval fleet to the Pacific Ocean by 2020. "It is advisable for some...
  • US will put more warships in Asia: Panetta June 3, 2012

    Singapore: The United States will shift a majority of its warships to the AsiaPacific region by 2020, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said on Saturday, giving the first details of a new US military strategy. Fleshing out details of a strategic shift to Asia announced in January, Panetta said the United States...
  • 'India concerned over China's military spending' June 3, 2012

    Singapore: India on Saturday expressed concern about the hike in Chinese military spending, but said it does not perceive Beijing as a threat. "China has increased their military capabilities and spending more on defence," Defence Minister AK Antony said at a Security Forum in Singapore. "We are concerned over it,"...
  • We welcome ChinaASEAN talks: AK Antony on South China Sea June 2, 2012

    Defence Minister AK Antony has called for a need to revive the concept of open seas. ...
  • South China Sea standoff: India urges restraint May 10, 2012

    New Delhi: India on Thursday expressed concern on recent territorial standoff between China and the Philippines in the South China Sea and asked them to exercise restraint and resolve the issue diplomatically as per international law. "We have been following with concern recent developments involving China and the Philippines in the...
  • 'Calling South China Sea a global property a mistake' April 10, 2012

    Beijing: Countering External Affairs Minister SM Krishna's assertion that the South China Sea belonged to the world, a Chinese daily has said "territory" of a country can not be denoted as a global property because it amounts to surpassing its sovereign right. While China has never objected to the freedom of...
  • South China Sea property of the whole world: India April 6, 2012

    Bangalore: Countering China's objections on its oil exploration projects in the South China Sea, India on Friday said the region must be freed from any "national interference". "India maintains that South China Sea is the property of the world. I think those tradeways must be free from any national interference," External...
  • China warns India again on South China Sea April 5, 2012

    New Delhi: China has once again warned India against exploring oil in the South China Sea. The warning came a day after China lost ground on the issue at the ASEAN summit that ended in Cambodia on Wednesday. The South China Sea dispute was discussed at the ASEAN summit despite...
  • Beijing begins mapping disputed South China Sea March 27, 2012

    Beijing: In the thick of maritime disputes with several of its neighbours, China said on Tuesday it is mapping South China Sea (SCS) with an aim to step up exploration for oil and gas and to reinforce its territorial claims. China may step up its exploration of South China Sea to...
  • Stay away from South China Sea: China warns India March 25, 2012

    Beijing: Terming the South China Sea as a disputed region, China has warned India to refrain from undertaking oil exploration in the resourcerich Vietnamese blocks in order to ensure "peace and stability" in the area. "The area is disputed one. So we do not think that it would be good for...
  • Philippines seeks ASEAN summit on disputed islands January 15, 2012

    Manila: The Philippines is urging the Association of Southeast Asian Nations to hold a summit of China and five other Asian claimants to disputed South China Sea territories. Foreign Secretary Albert del Rosario said on Sunday he asked his ASEAN counterparts in Cambodia last week to back the Philippines' call for...
  • US, China to discuss sea dispute at ASEAN summit November 19, 2011

    Indonesia: The United States and China are set to face off on Saturday at a regional summit over the thorny issue of how to resolve competing claims to sovereignty of the South China Sea, the latest point of friction between the two powerful nations. Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao insisted on Friday...
  • South China Sea is not our priority November 9, 2011

    The Chinese are sensitive when it comes to the South China Sea. They consider it to be a matter of core national interest, like Taiwan and Tibet. They are possessive about it. Malaysia, Brunei and Japan are already in dispute over the Sea with the Chinese. And naturally, if India...